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What causes pain in the right ear along with headache and fatigue?

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Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2015
Question: I have been having a significant amount of pain above the jaw joint by my right ear. Along with this has been headaches, feelings as though my mouth is burning and overall fatigue. I noticed today upon waking up and after a shower, that I had a red area about the size of a fifty cent piece above my right eye. Any reason to be concerned?
This has been going on for several weeks and I simply want to feel better.
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please consult dentist and laryngologist.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Your symptoms indicate possible infection in painful area. This can be teeth infection (most probable), salivary gland inflammation, ear infection. Its hard to give exact source as in mentioned location there are many structures close together.
The red area seems to be not related to your symptoms. And I do not think there is something to be worried.

I suggest you to consult dentist at first and laryngologist secondly. Neck ultrasound should be done.

Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (4 minutes later)
Would such an infection cause arm pain on the related side as well?
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (12 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Spine problem gives arm pain.

Detailed Answer:
No, its rather not possible. Arm pain can be due to spine disc problem in cervical area. You should also check this side breast and lymph nodes in the armpit.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes pain in the right ear along with headache and fatigue?

Brief Answer: Please consult dentist and laryngologist. Detailed Answer: Hello! Thank you for the query. Your symptoms indicate possible infection in painful area. This can be teeth infection (most probable), salivary gland inflammation, ear infection. Its hard to give exact source as in mentioned location there are many structures close together. The red area seems to be not related to your symptoms. And I do not think there is something to be worried. I suggest you to consult dentist at first and laryngologist secondly. Neck ultrasound should be done. Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions. Regards.